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Author Topic: Compact, high spl, tech rider friendly monitor wedge recommendations?  (Read 8222 times)

Brad Donaldson

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Re: Compact, high spl, tech rider friendly monitor wedge recommendations?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2011, 12:42:38 am »

thanks everyone for their input.  Im leaning towards the Martin LE1200s at this point... but haven't gotten a final quote on them yet.  I'll let you know which way I end up going.

LE1200s are a very good choice.
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Re: Compact, high spl, tech rider friendly monitor wedge recommendations?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2011, 03:12:02 pm »

thanks everyone for their input.  Im leaning towards the Martin LE1200s at this point... but haven't gotten a final quote on them yet.  I'll let you know which way I end up going.

The LE1200 is a great sounding wedge.  Either full range or biamped.  There are some really good Martin folks around CA, if you need dealer names I'm happy to provide some.
Keep in mind that these can be ordered in mirror image pairs.
All LE1200's built for the US have two sets of NL4's.  One pair underneath along with the Active/Passive switch and one in each end inside the handle socket.
Be sure to get the correct processor settings.

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Re: Compact, high spl, tech rider friendly monitor wedge recommendations?
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2011, 10:37:55 pm »

How do the LE 1200 sound passive?  I've only heard them bi-amped.
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Re: Compact, high spl, tech rider friendly monitor wedge recommendations?
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2011, 05:12:33 pm »

How do the LE 1200 sound passive?  I've only heard them bi-amped.

Never heard them bi-amped. Always used them passive, and they sound great! Seem to require a reasonable amount of power. Recomended amps give bout 1400 watts into 8 ohms.

I would like to know, how loud do the d&b max12's go vis-a-vis the 712's and the 1200's ?? With a power requirement not exceeding 500w, and priced (if im not mistaken) between the 712 and the 915's, they seem to make great amp speaker package in a budget, if running on 3rd party amps, passive.
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Re: Compact, high spl, tech rider friendly monitor wedge recommendations?
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2011, 05:17:20 pm »

How do the LE 1200 sound passive?  I've only heard them bi-amped.

Also, from the LE1200 datasheet :
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Driven actively, the LE1200S is best used with the DX1.5 controller to
provide crossover, limiting and EQ functions. When operated in passive
mode the LE1200S, may be used without a controller, but benefits from
the EQ and limiting functions of the DX1.5. This also ensures that both
active and passive configurations will exhibit the same tonal balance
when used together on stage
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Would not this statement totally defeat the purpose of running them bi-amped, unless we are getting some serious extra juice ?
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Re: Compact, high spl, tech rider friendly monitor wedge recommendations?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2011, 05:19:10 am »

A venue I work at just purchased 6xPS15 wedges (we're powering them with Camco D-Power 4 amps and running the PS15s in passive mode), and I am constantly impressed by them.  Quite a bit of bottom end to these, I tend to carve a bit out if there's just vocals running through them, but makes them fairly friendly when someone wants kick drum (etc), in their mix.  The best thing about these that I first noticed was the SPL... They just crank!  Over here (Sydney, Australia), they are rider friendly for sure, and out of all the monitors I've used in various venues, these have the BIGGEST sound.  By that I mean they accommodate a fuller frequency range and have a lot more 'juice' before distortion.

Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Compact, high spl, tech rider friendly monitor wedge recommendations?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2011, 06:38:50 pm »

Also, from the LE1200 datasheet :
Would not this statement totally defeat the purpose of running them bi-amped, unless we are getting some serious extra juice ?

Just because they have the same tonal balance does not mean they sound the same when run passive vs. bi-amped.

Sonically they are a better biamped as you can better accommodate the HF and LF drivers EQ needs when processed biamped.  Also, you can better configure limiting for each driver when compared to the compromises you make when limiting both combined.
Other than sonics the issue would be rider requirements.  If most say bi-amp then, bi-amp it is.

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